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Anyone who's been following this blog or speaking with me via IM/PM knows I tend to stick pretty much to fandom-stuff when I'm pretending to be a super-intelligent talking squirrel with bad impulse control when it comes to creative projects. So I'm not going to give a lot of detail, because honestly I'm exhausted after a week of dealing with this, but I felt like I needed to write something here for anyone wondering why I seemed to disappear for the last week.

I live in North Texas. On December 26, we were dealing with tornadoes until late evening. I went to bed after that was over, sad for those that had died in the storm, but thinking I didn't have anything I needed to worry about because my family was all safe, especially my sister who lived right next to someone whose house got demolished but whose own house didn't get a scratch on it.

About 2 AM, I woke up to someone in my house answering the phone and then screaming, and found out my oldest living cousin died in a car crash sometime late on December 26. I know I was awake on Sunday, December 27, and moving around, but I couldn't tell you anything about it. I've been in East Texas since Monday. The visitation was on Tuesday and the funeral was on Wednesday, and I got home today.

I feel like I've been gone for a month, and while I doubt I'll be cheering at midnight, I'm more than ready to bid 2015 adieu. Since I lost my grandmother in November 2014, part of me is honestly just about completely done with holidays in general, too, but I'm trying to fight past that.

So, everyone reading this, stay safe, be alert, drive carefully, and be sure and tell those you love that you do. And if you can get your hands on them, give them a hug for me.

I know I'm a weird disembodied presence on your screen that talks way too much and far too lengthily about over-thought headcanons in half-dead fandoms and whatever else pops into my head, but I treasure you all even if I don't respond to your own posts often enough (sorry), and I'm glad you're spinning around the sun with me.

Later days.
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